Engage, Imagine, Discover

Through the Reading Offer, libraries support the growth of a literate, empathetic and confident society. 

The offer provides diverse and inclusive reading resources, support programmes and experiences for children and adults to create excitement around reading.

Libraries encourage individuals of all ages to read for pleasure and purpose to increase their understanding of the world, stretch their imaginations and think differently. 

Reading at home

A new survey in May revealed that people in the UK have almost doubled the amount of time they spend reading books since lockdown began.

Libraries are here to support reading at all ages and one of our librarians has given us her top five online resources for reading.

The Reading Agency have collated a list of virtual book groups with options for all ages and tastes.

Women's prize for fiction website has reader recommendations, author features and competitions.

The Bookshop Band write and perform songs inspired by books.

Booktrust's Hometime - Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

In the Reading Corner is a podcast for teachers, student teachers and librarians. Bringing you news about the latest literacy research, authors, children’s books and exciting projects.


Reading Offer summary

A4 poster oulining the Reading Offer. 


Review of reader development activities and training needs

This review highlights the ways that public libraries encourage and promote reading and how reader development activities could be further supported.